May 27, 2016 |
The story of Clearview girls' lacrosse is twofold. There is luck and there is talent. Luck rarely works in Clearview's favor. Once again, the injury bug paid the team a visit this season, and the Pioneers had to overcome the loss of some of their best players and leaders. For Clearview, this is just history repeating itself. But every year when playoff brackets start to narrow, Clearview is still playing lacrosse. That's where talent comes in. The fourth-seeded Pioneers are set to take on top-seeded Shawnee Thursday in the semifinal round of the South Jersey Group 4 playoffs.
March 29, 2016 |
IT'S QUITE a long way from Honolulu to Houston and from Dec. 7 to April 2. That day in December, Oklahoma beat Villanova, 78-55. It could be a matchup problem as the Sooners are the rare team that can trot out a guard line as good as the Wildcats' and they have a genuine college superstar in Buddy Hield. More likely, it was just circumstance on Pearl Harbor Day and Saturday's Final Four game will play out much differently. OU led that game by 15-3 after 5 minutes. The Wildcats came back to tie it at 26 in the first half, but then got overwhelmed in the second half, 46-29.
March 4, 2016
Sestak could defeat Toomey in a rematch Joe Sestak came very close to beating Pat Toomey for one of Pennsylvania's U.S. Senate seats in 2010, securing 49 percent of the vote to Toomey's 51 percent. ("Debate can impact Super Tuesday," Monday). This time, Toomey has a voting record, from which he will try very hard to run but cannot hide, so that the retired admiral stands an excellent chance of getting more than 50 percent. This is an election in which national security issues will matter a great deal, and Sestak has better credentials than anyone in the Senate, much less in the Democratic primary race.
February 12, 2016 |
Temple is playing its best basketball of the season and there is no doubt that a turning point came during a 55-53 win at then-No. 23 Connecticut on Jan. 5. Including that game, the Owls have won eight of their last 10. More important, that win came after Temple's worst performance of the season, a 77-50 drubbing by visiting Houston on Jan. 2. Temple now has a huge rematch with UConn in an American Athletic Conference game at 7 p.m. Thursday...
February 7, 2016 |
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - It has been a while since Villanova exhibited the kind of sharp offensive play that it showed in a 25-point victory over Creighton earlier this week, and coach Jay Wright hopes a trend is beginning. The third-ranked Wildcats (19-3, 9-1 Big East) could use a similar performance on Saturday at a sold-out Dunkin' Donuts Center when they take on No. 11 Providence (18-5, 6-4) for the second time in 14 days, seeking to avenge an 82-76 overtime loss to the Friars on Jan. 24 at the Wells Fargo Center.
January 29, 2016 |
GROUNDHOG DAY came early for Michael "Danger" Castro when he was arrested again Wednesday for the murder of a 77-year-old man. Castro, 34, of Pemberton Township, Burlington County, had been arrested in 2013 for the Feb. 5, 2012, shooting death of John Kingsbury in rural Mullica Township, Atlantic County. Authorities contended that Castro, a Muay Thai kickboxer, had planned to rob Kingsbury's residence, which belonged to Castro's business partner, Glenn Kingsbury, the victim's son. Castro, authorities said, encountered the older man and put two bullets in John Kingsbury's head.
November 10, 2015 |
The PIAA District 1 football playoff seedings were determined in a committee meeting Sunday morning at Plymouth Whitemarsh and will be officially announced at noon on Monday. In the 16-team Class AAAA tournament, one of the more intriguing first-round matchups is No. 12 seed Quakertown (8-2) vs. No. 5 Central Bucks East (8-2) at 1 p.m. Saturday at First Lt. Colby Umbrell Field in Buckingham. It will be the second meeting in eight days between the Suburban One League Continental Conference rivals.
September 1, 2015 |
LAST WEDNESDAY, Jerad Eickhoff gave up three runs in the first inning against the Mets. When he returned to the dugout, he pondered what he would have changed about his performance. Of his 40 pitches in the inning, Eickhoff could only think of one that he would like to do over. "I sat there and said, honestly, I'd probably take back one pitch, and that was the double to [Michael] Cuddyer," said Eickhoff, the 25-year-old righthander acquired from Texas in the Cole Hamels trade.
August 15, 2015 |
Now comes the hard part for the Union. They earned a second consecutive trip to the U.S. Open Cup final with a 1-0 win over the visiting Chicago Fire on Wednesday, but they'll return to Major League Soccer duties against the same team. And for both clubs, the situation isn't very pretty. The Union (6-13-5) will host the Fire (6-12-4) on Sunday night at PPL Park. The Fire are in last place in the 10-team Eastern Conference but have two games in hand over the ninth-place Union.
March 26, 2015 |
ONE-HUNDRED-twenty-eight days ago. That's when Temple pulled off its 82-75 win over Louisiana Tech in its second game of the season. It seems like a short amount of time, but so much has changed since then for the Owls, who prepare to face the Bulldogs again tonight at the Liacouras Center, with a trip to Madison Square Garden in the NIT's semifinals against Miami going to the victor. "It's so long ago. We're different," Temple coach Fran Dunphy said at yesterday's shootaround, looking back at his team's previous matchup with Louisiana Tech.